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Contention Barn

Penhallow near Perranporth, Cornwall (Ref. 20090)


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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine

Reviews & Ratings

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "Comfortable accommodation, very clean and amply equipped."

    Good sized bedroom with comfortable beds and good bedding. Shower was good, although hot water from taps in kitchen and bathroom was only lukewarm. Outdoor space was very good with nice enclosed garden and good parking space. Hosts, Paul and Tracy were very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by PatriciaMar 2022

  • "The barn was absolutely perfect!"

    The owners live close by and were extremely approachable and helpful especially giving their knowledge of the regions and activities available close by and further afield. Would 100% recommend and is a bargain for the price!

    Reviewed by PhilipAug 2021

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Bass for places to see. Not far to go anywhere. Would gladly stay again

    Reviewed by LynnJul 2021

  • "Owners of the cottage were really helpful advising on places to go, traffic ..."

    Owners of the cottage were really helpful advising on places to go, traffic issues, genuine couple Lovely welcome cream tea and treats for dog Beautiful little cottage tucked away in stunning setting Would recommend as central to lots of places to get to

    Reviewed by AndrewMay 2021

  • "Cottage met out needs and was comfort."

    It was ideally placed for where we needed to be. However there was no heating in the bathroom which for late October was not good. Would not stay there during winter months. Bathroom towels needed to be larger and better quality. Only one toilet role for 2 people for 7 days seemed rather mean although we always take extra. The cream tea was a nice gesture. Generally ok.

    Reviewed by JOct 2020

  • "My only fault was we think there should have been a curtain or blind on the ..."

    My only fault was we think there should have been a curtain or blind on the porch door window which is directly across from the bathroom door so always have to make sure you have a towel wrapped around you when leaving the bathroom other than that really enjoyed our stay and we will be coming back next year

    Reviewed by StevenAug 2020

  • "The host was friendly and the cottage was as described, comfortable and clean and the kitchen had everything you would need."

    It is nothing fancy in terms of decor but I wasn't expecting it to be. It was functional and the location great for exploring Cornwall. The only concern I had was because we had a lot of sea mist while we were there, the house did have a smell of damp when you walked in and towels etc didn't dry. The property was plenty warm enough (the heating could be controlled with a little thermostat on the wall) but because you couldn't turn the radiators on clothes didn't dry well. All in all a pleasant stay though.

    Reviewed by NatalieAug 2020

  • "A very good location, next to the road but very quite."

    Nice little garden and everything you need for an enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2020

  • "The pictures in the web site showed an armchair and footstool which was not there."

    The bedroom was damp so all the clothes we put on were damp. I appreciate energy saving bulbs but the bedroom was so dark even with all the lights on you couldn’t read a book in bed The fridge did not have a freezer compartment, The proximity of the barn was accurate in reaching the pubs and beaches, but I think this property need to be updated

    Thank you for your feedback. We have never had any previous comments regarding the lighting in the property. We don't advertise a freezer however there is one available to use upon request. The week you visited was unfortunately very wet and as such if you are drying clothes on the airer in the bedroom with no ventilation then it will start to feel damp, this has never been reported before. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AngelaSep 2019

  • "We had an excellent time staying in contention barn."

    The owners were extremely welcoming and very knowledgeable on where to go and what to do and see. Highly recommend and would like to visit again in the near future.

    Reviewed by EmmaJun 2019

  • "Great, clean, comfortable accommodation."

    Friendly, informative owners. Fantastic location for day trips all over Cornwall. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by HannahMar 2019

  • "We had a pleasant holiday here."

    Reasonable facilities, one or two things needed some attention. Pleasant owners.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2018

  • "Easy access."

    Helpful owners. Good location.

    Reviewed by GeoffMay 2018

  • "The location of the property was no more than o."

    K. with no access to a shop, fairly nearby, the only real negative issue. Otherwise the property was perfectly adequate in all respects.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2017

  • "It was a lovely cottage, ideal location to get to places especially the lovely Perranporth."

    The couple who owned the cottage was lovely and helpful in every way.

    Reviewed by LisaMay 2017

  • "The barn conversion is of a very high standard."

    So comfortable. Very clean. The owners were so helpful. I would recommend contention barn to anyone. I don't think that you can find another holiday let as good. Thank you for a very comfortable stay .Edward and Julie.

    Reviewed by EdwardAug 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom with double bed and memory foam mattress
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, a full fridge with freezer section, washing machine, 40" TV with DVD player and Freeview, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops 3 miles, pub 5 min Drive
  • Note: Contention Barn is fully detached and sits within private grounds accessed via a gated entrance
  • The rear garden is totally self contained with 6 foot high fencing
  • Note: Although all ground floor, this property is not suitable for electric wheelchairs due to their size
  • Note: This property does not accept children.

The property

This cosy cottage is situated in the peaceful hamlet of Penhallow, three miles from the popular beach resort of Perranporth in Cornwall.

Ideal for a couple looking for a convenient holiday home in picturesque countryside, this Penhallow cottage is all on the ground floor and has a double bedroom and an open plan living area where you can unwind after a day out and about in beautiful Cornwall.

This cottage near Perranporth has its own enclosed rear garden, ideal for relaxing with the dog, before setting off to the nearby beach.

There are numerous walks from the doorstep of this Penhallow cottage, which wind slowly through the breathtaking landscape.

The popular resort of Perranporth is just three miles away, favoured by many for its surfing beach and long golden sands, plus an array of shops, pubs and restaurants.

This Perranporth cottage is the ideal location to tour the western tip of this unique peninsula, with its dramatic coastline, plenty of quaint fishing villages such as St Ives and Mevagissey, and many fabulous beaches.

A convenient Cornish cottage providing easy access to the coast.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Perranporth 2.5 miles; Truro 7 miles; Newquay 8 miles.

The delightful hamlet of Penhallow sits on the coast road between Newquay and Redruth. Rolling countryside, flower-filled hedges, majestic coastal scenery, great beaches nearby and a wealth of visitor attractions make this area a popular holiday destination. Sample the shops in beautiful Truro, wander the coastal path, ride the waves or sand yacht on Perranporth beach. Visit the local cider farm or try the attractions of Newquay Zoo, the Eden Project and the National Maritime Museum at Falmouth - all less than a 40 minute car ride. In the evening the local village pub is a 5 minute drive. - holiday heaven.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
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